Salty Nutty Peanut Bars

Salty Nutty Peanut Bars

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2008! Sweet and salty flavors partner in a delicious candylike bar cookie.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

60

bars

Cookie Base
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
2
cups dry-roasted or honey-roasted peanuts
Topping
1
bag (10 oz) miniature marshmallows
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup peanut butter
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips (1 2/3 cups)
2
cups dry-roasted or honey-roasted peanuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir all cookie base ingredients except peanuts until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Sprinkle evenly with 2 cups peanuts; press lightly into dough. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat marshmallows and butter over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Stir in peanut butter, milk and peanut butter chips until smooth.
  3. Immediately pour marshmallow mixture over cookie base; spread evenly. Sprinkle evenly with 2 cups peanuts; press gently into marshmallow mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 60 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
Skip the cooking spray, and instead line the pan with quick-release foil for easy cleanup and removal of bars from the pan.
Special Touch
Serve bars in mini paper or metallic cups for a dessert buffet.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.